Oregon lawmakers are looking to make a number of small adjustments to the state’s laws regarding medical and recreational marijuana.
Among the proposed tweaks, which come in the form of two bills set to be debated in the legislature, is a proposal that would enable growers of recreational and medical cannabis to cultivate and process their product in the same facility. Another change would allow dispensaries of medical cannabis to sell products in the form of edibles, tinctures and concentrates.
One proposal also aims to make the entire process somewhat easier on medical dispensaries than their recreational counterparts, allowing medical patients tax-free access to cannabis.
“Moving forward, one of the biggest concerns is protecting patients’ access and allowing small Oregon mom-and-pop growers…into the market,”
said one prominent advocate, Anthony Johnson.
Oregon remains one of four states nationwide to have legalized the use of recreational marijuana. Legislators are looking to tackle the proposals in the legislative session beginning on February 1